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April 26, 2005

Another Big Deal For Boeing

Air India Signs For As Many As 50 777s, 787s

What a difference a year makes. Boeing, stung by its position as the world's SECOND biggest commercial aircraft maker, has been working its sales force overtime, announcing two huge deals in just two days.

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UAL Flight Diverted Over Suspicious Vials

Turned Out To Be Herbal Medicine

A United Airlines flight from New York to San Francisco was diverted to Chicago Tuesday, after one passenger reported seeing another handling vials deemed suspicious. The vials turned out to be harmless, according to police.

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Program Celebrates Launch Anniversary

Aircraft Maker Touts "Unprecedented" Response

Boeing's 787 Dreamliner program celebrated the completion of its first year since launch Tuesday. During the last 12 months, Boeing says the program has attracted unprecedented demand led by the historic first order for 50 airplanes from Japan's ANA (All Nippon Airways).

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The Reality Of Rising Fuel Prices

SWA's Kelly: They "Put The Whole Industry's Future In Question"

The very future of the airline industry is in question. That's the word from Southwest CEO Gary Kelly when the New York Times asked him about the effects of fuel prices.

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CASA Urgent AD: BAe Avro 146-RJ

AD Number: AD/BAe 146/114 Center Fuselage Skin 6/2005 DM Applicability: Model AVRO 146-RJ Series aircraft. Requirement: Establish from the aircraft’s technical records whether the aircraft has previously been inspected in accordance with British Aerospace (Operations) Ltd Avro 146-RJ Maintenance Review Board Report (MRBR) Issue 10 Task SSI 53-20-138 (Maintenance Planning Document Task References 532038DVI-DVI-10000-1 and 532038-DVI-10000-2).

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Trouble Brewing In The Heartland

Machinists Say Onex's Offer "Unacceptable"

The Canadian investment firm Onex hasn't even officially purchased the Boeing facility in Wichita yet, but already there are signs the new management isn't getting along with its workers. Local union leaders say the company's latest contract proposal is "unacceptable."

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Near Miss Over The Caribbean

BWIA, AAL Flights Take Evasive Action

An American Airlines 757 had to take evasive action Saturday to avoid colliding with a BWIA 737 -- a possible mishap averted by TCAS systems and heads-up flying, according to the airlines and the FAA.

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Boeing Sells A Mixed Bag To Air Canada

32 Firm Orders, 64 Options

Boeing and Air Canada Monday unveiled their agreement to renew the airline's wide-body fleet with up to 36 Boeing 777s and up to 60 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Air Canada will use the airplanes to modernize its existing fleet and improve operating efficiencies.

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